Yumi Zouma are Christie Simpson, Josh Burgess, Charlie Ryder and Sam Perry, and Yoncalla ­is their debut album. It follows two well-received EPs and multiple world tours. 

At its essence, Yoncalla is about being close to people rather than miles apart. Whereas previous material was written in stages and shared between band members who live in distant corners of the globe, Yoncalla is the product of the four Yumis collaborating in closer quarters. On Yoncalla, Yumi Zouma’s effortless waves of harmony have been refined and their creative process laid bare to expose an act more unguarded and interconnected than ever before. To capture that concept, New Zealand visual artist Henrietta Harris was tapped to create the artwork, illustrating the band together on a front cover for the first time. Each member’s portrait is hand­drawn, but without the individual characteristics that previously separated them.